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What Can the United States Do to Prevent Another Pandemic? Commit to Modernizing Influenza Vaccines   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Issue: "The Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has laid bare the acute vulnerabilities in the United States' health security policies and capacities. While the Covid-19 crisis is far from over, we cannot afford to be complacent about what has long been understood to be a principal health security threat: influenza viruses. [...] To address this threat, there are concrete steps the United States should take to combat chronic challenges with influenza vaccines. The United States should strongly support universal influenza vaccine (UIV) development. Until UIV is achieved, the United States should take specific steps to embrace the modernization of seasonal influenza vaccine production, boost vaccine demand and confidence, and ensure close collaboration with partners in the global influenza system."

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2020-10
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2020 Center for Strategic and International Studies
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